Ruben Kalra, M.D.

Interventional Pain Specialist located in Pleasant Hill, CA, Novato, CA & Corte Madera, CA

About Dr. Kalra

Ruben Kalra, MD, is a highly skilled doctor specializing in anesthesiology and pain management. He provides integrative and empathetic care to patients in pain at Pain Medicine Consultants in Pleasant Hill, Corte Madera, and Novato, California.

Born and raised in California and trained in anesthesiology and pain management at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Kalra is affable and approachable. He completed an anesthesia and critical care residency followed by a pain management fellowship at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. This stellar program enabled him to learn first-hand Brigham's pioneering pain treatment techniques.

Dr. Kalra maintains double board certifications in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He was the chairman of the Cross-Campus Pain Management Team for the John Muir Health Medical Center in Walnut Creek and Concord, California, from 2010-2015. He also served as the director for the pre-eminent functional restoration program in San Francisco and has served as a board member of the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians since 2010.

Dr. Kalra is one of the few pain doctors nationwide invited as a pain management expert for Grand Rounds (https://grandrounds.com/). Dr. Kalra is the treating physician of the California Highway Patrol and hundreds of firefighters and law enforcement. Dr. Kalra has an avid interest in mindful meditation and the use of minimally invasive techniques for the relief of neck and back pain.

Dr. Kalra speaks Spanish and conversational Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Hindi, Bulgarian, and Haitian Creole. He enjoys surfing around the globe, barbecuing, yoga, and gardening.

Dr. Kalra was the first and only physician in Marin and Sonoma counties to offer the minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) procedure, a novel treatment for spinal stenosis.

Dr. Kalra is also Marin's County's leading expert on spinal cord stimulation (SCS), an innovative option used to treat a variety of pain conditions without the need for invasive surgery. He has expertise in providing spinal cord stimulation to patients with many conditions, including complex regional pain syndrome, ongoing back and leg pain after spine surgery, back pain, neck pain, chronic pain after cardiac and thoracic surgery, ongoing knee pain despite knee replacement, intercostal neuralgia, ilioinguinal neuralgia, intractable angina, trigeminal neuralgia, post-herpetic neuralgia, chronic abdominal pain, chronic pelvic pain, and migraines.

Dr. Kalra is a strong advocate of neuroplasticity and using the body to heal itself. Pain Medicine Consultants offers an IV ketamine program to enable neuroplastic changes as well as use of platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapies to give the body an opportunity to heal naturally.

Dr. Kalra has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and hospitals on advances in interventional pain management and the MILD procedure, the latest in minimally invasive spine procedures, and, most recently, talks at the University of California, San Francisco; the University of California, Davis; Columbia University in New York City; and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, about the use of mindfulness meditation in treating pain.

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Ruben Kalra, MD, is a highly skilled doctor specializing in anesthesiology and pain management. He provides integrative and empathetic care to patients in pain at Pain Medicine Consultants in Pleasant Hill, Corte Madera, and Novato, California.

Born and raised in California and trained in anesthesiology and pain management at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Kalra is affable and approachable. He completed an anesthesia and critical care residency followed by a pain management fellowship at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. This stellar program enabled him to learn first-hand Brigham's pioneering pain treatment techniques.

Dr. Kalra maintains double board certifications in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He was the chairman of the Cross-Campus Pain Management Team for the John Muir Health Medical Center in Walnut Creek and Concord, California, from 2010-2015. He also served as the director for the pre-eminent functional restoration program in San Francisco and has served as a board member of the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians since 2010.

Dr. Kalra is one of the few pain doctors nationwide invited as a pain management expert for Grand Rounds (https://grandrounds.com/). Dr. Kalra is the treating physician of the California Highway Patrol and hundreds of firefighters and law enforcement. Dr. Kalra has an avid interest in mindful meditation and the use of minimally invasive techniques for the relief of neck and back pain.

Dr. Kalra speaks Spanish and conversational Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Hindi, Bulgarian, and Haitian Creole. He enjoys surfing around the globe, barbecuing, yoga, and gardening.

Dr. Kalra was the first and only physician in Marin and Sonoma counties to offer the minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) procedure, a novel treatment for spinal stenosis.

Dr. Kalra is also Marin's County's leading expert on spinal cord stimulation (SCS), an innovative option used to treat a variety of pain conditions without the need for invasive surgery. He has expertise in providing spinal cord stimulation to patients with many conditions, including complex regional pain syndrome, ongoing back and leg pain after spine surgery, back pain, neck pain, chronic pain after cardiac and thoracic surgery, ongoing knee pain despite knee replacement, intercostal neuralgia, ilioinguinal neuralgia, intractable angina, trigeminal neuralgia, post-herpetic neuralgia, chronic abdominal pain, chronic pelvic pain, and migraines.

Dr. Kalra is a strong advocate of neuroplasticity and using the body to heal itself. Pain Medicine Consultants offers an IV ketamine program to enable neuroplastic changes as well as use of platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapies to give the body an opportunity to heal naturally.

Dr. Kalra has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and hospitals on advances in interventional pain management and the MILD procedure, the latest in minimally invasive spine procedures, and, most recently, talks at the University of California, San Francisco; the University of California, Davis; Columbia University in New York City; and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, about the use of mindfulness meditation in treating pain.


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